Monday, November 19, 2012

G. Wedding {my p.o.v}

This past summer, I went to my third wedding, which happened to be my Spanish teacher's wedding. It was half in Spanish, and half in English... a very small, unique wedding. She was soo pretty and I'm blessed that I could go to their wedding. (p.o.v. stands for "point of view" if you didn't catch that) There was a violin player that just sounded marvelous! It was so pretty! Weddings are definitely fun, but if I was to be a wedding photographer, I think I'd get really tired and paranoid with the long day and doing everything that the bride wants.

Anyway, do you like weddings? Have you been to quite a few unlike me? :P


Friday, November 16, 2012

S. Family Portraits

I believe I told you all that I'd post about Sophia's family pictures. Well, here they are! This family is SO much fun! They are full of energy and the kids are SO polite. It got a little hectic because the mosquitoes were out, but I do believe I got some good pictures. :) And of course you get those really cheesy grins or those "I'm-hating-this" face.

Which picture is your favorite?

Monday, November 12, 2012

15th Birthday

 Yesterday I celebrated my 15th birthday. This is my story of my day. First, my dad woke me up for church and made me pancakes for my birthday. My mom made me a sign that said "Happy Birthday, We Love You!" After getting ready, my mom and I headed to our church. I brought cookies for my youth group, and then went to the 10:30 service.
 After church, my mom made us hash browns and eggs {also for me}. When I had a bit of free time, I stepped out into the freezing cold and took these five pictures (plus quite a few more). I set up my broken tripod, that still somehow works, plugged in my wireless remote, and snapped away using my remote. I don't think I've talked about my wireless remote yet on the blog! I bought it with some Christmas money and this is the first time that I was able to use it on myself, like I think they should be used for. ;) 
 After lunch, my mom and I headed to my school's play. We bought tickets and found our seats in the second row off to the side. I really enjoyed the play! Now that I'm in high school, I know a lot more people and I enjoy seeing how hard my friends have worked on this piece of art. Supporting them in their hard work is something that I find necessary and appropriate. 
 After the play I went and congratulated my friends and a few of the other actors. At first, I gave a few of my close friends hugs, and then I was getting hugs from everyone! It made me feel really good inside to be getting these hugs from people who don't even know it's my birthday. Then, after two or three hugs from my German friend Jacky, I said my farewell and started walking away. All of a sudden she gently grabbed my arm and gave me one more big hug and said happy birthday. That just made my whole day. To get a hug from a person that has known you only for two months is an amazing feeling. Especially when you aren't even the same age or grade. {I guess that just proves that Germans are the best :)}
When I got home, I worked on schoolwork for quite sometime, taking occasional breaks. My mom made my family soup which felt really nice after a cold, snowy day. I enjoyed reading all of my facebook messages and emails from my friends and family wishing me a happy birthday. It's moments like these that remind me that life if really worth living for. My two older brothers, Devin and Zach, who are in college, both called me and also wished me a happy birthday. It truly was an amazing day. 

Now is the time to compare last year to this year! :) I haven't changed drastically, but I definitely have changed.

 I got a haircut about a week ago now, so one thing different is definitely my hair. 

I have definitely changed this year and I will in the next year too. I think I'll be getting braces sooner than later, so hopefully I'll have straighter teeth next year. :) Cheers to a great birthday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Minnesota State Fair 2012

It's never too late to talk about the fair, right? Like last year, I worked at a food booth named Chinatown. If it isn't obvious, we sold Chinese food. Our shift was from about two in the afternoon to about eleven, with a few little breaks in between. A certain percent of our profits from the booth went to a camp that I went/go to. I always find it really fun to be helping out such a good cause while hanging out with friends. It's my way of saying 'thank you' to Camp Omega for all of the times I've had at camp. We were there on one of the hottest days {again, like last year...}, but we survived with water by our side. :) Fair food was fun to eat, but I couldn't eat it for more than one day.

Sorry for all of the old pictures in posts, but since I have them, I might as well write about my adventures on this blog, because that's what this blog is about: my journeys with Christ.